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toska | Russian // Vladmir Nabokov: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui…

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Untranslatable Words | Maptia // waldeinsamkeit, cualacino, iktsuarpok, komorebi, pochemuchka, sombremésa, jayus, pana po'o, dépaysement, goya, mångata

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Untranslatable Words | Maptia // waldeinsamkeit, cualacino, iktsuarpok, komorebi, pochemuchka, sombremésa, jayus, pana po'o, dépaysement, goya, mångata

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